MEDFORD NJ: Lenten Retreat
Dr. Peter Bouteneff will lead a Retreat on the theme of his book: "How to Be A Sinner: Finding Yourself in the Language of Repentance" on Saturday, April 6th at the Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross in Medford NJ. Information and registration details may be found here >
ARCHPASTORAL LETTER: Beginning of Great Lent
In his annual letter to the faithful as we enter into the season of the Great Fast, Archbishop Michael writes, in part: "During the Great Fast, we are given the opportunity to increase the use of these tools provided for us for our continued healing . . . If we see Lent as a time for healing, it is like going to a wellness center or health spa for two months."
GREAT LENT BEGINS ON MONDAY, MARCH 11th
As we approach the season of spiritual renewal in Great Lent (through prayer, fasting, and charity) a wonderful instructional video by Archbishop Michael is available to us. In this concise eight-minute presentation, we are offered a good introduction to the meaning and purpose of the Lenten Journey in our lives. This is a helpful discussion for our Lenten preparation for the celebration of PASCHA -- the Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ. To watch the video, please go here>>>
MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY: SCHOLARSHIP FOR ORTHODOX STUDENTS
Students at Marywood University in Scranton PA who self identify as communicants of the Orthodox Church are eligible to apply for the Peter Kohudic Scholarship which is available exclusively to Orthodox students. Preference is given, but not limited to, students at Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. For complete details please contact Barbara Schmitt, Director of Financial Aid, at email@example.com or 570-348-6225
ANNUAL LENTEN TEEN RETREAT: 22-24 MARCH 2019
The Annual Lenten Teen Retreat will be held at Camp Shiloh located in Hewitt NJ, from 22-24 March 2019. The retreat is open to Teens in Middle School and High School not only in our Diocese, but also to those in other jurisdictions and nearby dioceses. The theme of this year’s retreat is “Living a Christian Life.”
A new issue of our diocesan newsletter, "First Fruits," is now available. In this edition, Father Gary Joseph Breton discusses "Stewardship of the Priest." In his article he writes, in part: "How should one care for one’s parish priest? I would like to offer five particular ways in which one can do so: 1) Pray for him, 2) Understand his role, 3) Support his work, 4) Offer to help him, 5) Compensate him."